Tres Bien

Not helping my French any though.

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Amelie
Starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz ~ Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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Wow… weird… Had an urge to update and clean up my resume. No signs that I might need to look for a new job. Just looked at it and thought it needed a make over.

 


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Wow… weird… Had an urge to update and clean up my resume. No signs that I might need to look for a new job. Just look at it and thought it needed a make over.

Scandalous

Last night at dinner, I could not remember the name of a good acquaintance. Can’t really call her a friend. We never spent much time together. However, I frequently saw her around town, at school, or the restaurant at which she worked. She was a friend and co-worker of a friend of mine. Guess that makes her a friend of a friend?

Really small town though. Her grandmother is a friend of my grandmother.

Today at lunch I ran into another friend of a friend. If my friend had any wits he would be dating her over all these other people that are not genuinely nice. Like her friend? (Lost you yet?)

It really is nice live some place you know people and are known. Unless of course you do something scandalous as I was prone to do young in life. (Oops?). Scandalous to adults, but totally kewl to the kids. Hehehe.

Last night at dinner, I could not remember the name of a good acquaintance. Can’t really call her a friend. We never spent much time together. However, I frequently saw her around town, at school, or the restaurant at which she worked. She was a friend and co-worker of a friend of mine. Guess that makes her a friend of a friend?


Really small town though. Her grandmother is a friend of my grandmother.


Today at lunch I ran into another friend of a friend. If my friend had any wits he would be dating her over all these other people that are not genuinely nice. Like her friend? (Lost you yet?)


It really is nice live some place you know people and are known. Unless of course you do something scandalous as I was prone to do young in life. (Oops?). Scandalous to adults, but totally kewl to the kids. Hehehe.

Had some wicked dream action going last night.


The first one I during which I woke started off pretty normal. A whole bunch of people were bossing me around. I was flighting from one thing needed done to the next. This is a very important government office, I think. There were federal government logos on the walls, but I don’t remember which ones. Suddenly, some sort of loud, sharp, short buzzes start. People start scrambling under tables. A girl pulls me under the table she is hiding under. We are under there for a while, whispering about what it is that could be happening. Finally, a guy walks in to tell us everything is okay. Apparently, one of the employees took his boss hostage for overlooking him in a promotion. The people were ectsatic that the security was able to talk down this guy and not kill him like they had one recently.


Another one I remember, involved a female friend, my mom, and my brother at a restaurant. We see the outside and dither about whether or not to enter. There are a ton of people outside waiting. Somehow we get in before all these other people. As we enter the door, the conversation stops and people stare at us. It is obvious everyone there is white and uncomfortable. We sit at the only open table. People start leaving and very soon the only people left are a couple I know from work. We wave at each other. They pay and on their way out, joke that we could not have any table we want. Just after they leave, the place gets flooded with black people flooding into the room. I woke up as a black couple we know stopped to speak.

Dream

Had some wicked dream action going last night.

The first one I during which I woke started off pretty normal. A whole bunch of people were bossing me around. I was flighting from one thing needed done to the next. This is a very important government office, I think. There were federal government logos on the walls, but I don’t remember which ones. Suddenly, some sort of loud, sharp, short buzzes start. People start scrambling under tables. A girl pulls me under the table she is hiding under. We are under there for a while, whispering about what it is that could be happening. Finally, a guy walks in to tell us everything is okay. Apparently, one of the employees took his boss hostage for overlooking him in a promotion. The people were ectsatic that the security was able to talk down this guy and not kill him like they had one recently.

Another one I remember, involved a female friend, my mom, and my brother at a restaurant. We see the outside and dither about whether or not to enter. There are a ton of people outside waiting. Somehow we get in before all these other people. As we enter the door, the conversation stops and people stare at us. It is obvious everyone there is white and uncomfortable. We sit at the only open table. People start leaving and very soon the only people left are a couple I know from work. We wave at each other. They pay and on their way out, joke that we could not have any table we want. Just after they leave, the place gets flooded with black people flooding into the room. I woke up as a black couple we know stopped to speak.

 


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  • 5/30/2003 9:41 AM by AlanaNightingale: the second one is kinda odd……who WAS the female friend?
  • 5/30/2003 4:13 PM by  sneezypb: Actually, I don’t really remember. She was tall. That I do remember.

Arranged Marriages

I’ve heard about the maternal biological clocks. Women have this urge to get married and have kids. I guess sometimes they just want the kids.

Is there one for women who would like to be grandparents? For the past couple years my mom has been bandying about the concept of arranged marriages and how they should still exist. Could this be a not-so-subtle Get off your a– and get me some grandchildren?

Hope not. I don’t think this is an isolated case. I’ve heard other women my mom’s age or older, revving for the chance to get grandchildren.

Currently Reading
A Storm of Swords
By George R. R. Martin

 


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  • 5/29/2003 2:42 PM by anonymous: Nope…its not an isolated case.  Is normal for Moms to then want grandchildren, I think.
  • 6/8/2003 2:45 AM by LibraryPrincess: LOL!  This is so my Mom.  Maybe it’s everyone’s Mom once their kids turn 20-something?  Since I have a brother and sister as well and NONE of us are on our way to children-ville (and they are both older than me!) she often likes to comment on how she’s going to die without seeing grandchildren and whoever has one first gets a “bonus in the will”.  Good stuff.  I used to tell her I was going to adopt a Chinese orphan and have her toddle over and “Give Grandma a hug and get that check.”  Isn’t my family fun?! 😉

I’ve heard about the maternal biological clocks. Women have this urge to get married and have kids. I guess sometimes they just want the kids.


Is there one for women who would like to be grandparents? For the past couple years my mom has been bandying about the concept of arranged marriages and how they should still exist. Could this be a not-so-subtle Get off your a– and get me some grandchildren?


Hope not. I don’t think this is an isolated case. I’ve heard other women my mom’s age or older, reving for the chance to get grandchildren.

FCC Relaxes

 

Seems to me that the last vote by the FCC vote on relaxing the rules to control how media companies can own so much was pretty much ignored by the news media. This next one probably will be as well. NPR, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal will probably cover it a little. Can’t really see the major news pieces spending much time on it unless there is really nothing else.

In [Barry Diller’s] view, this concentration of power explains much that has gone awry in our culture, from the decline of TV news to “why movies are bad.” They’re bad, he says, because they are now “20 rings of power removed” from the top decision makers of these vast companies. “No one cares about them,” he says. “They are just commodities to deliver returns.” (NYTimes – alt)

Returns == our money.

I could have sworn the FCC was created to keep media companies from getting too big. In my opinion, they are too big. That means the FCC is not doing its job.


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